I moved to Cherokee County, NC in 1971 and liked it better back then. Better when Murphy and Andrews were small towns, there was no four-lane, no fast food and a whole lot fewer people.
I had always taken photographs and started doing some black and white darkroom work in the 70s. I began taking photographs at Tri-County Race Track in 1980 and spent the next 25 years photographing race cars around the country and being deeply involved in racing.
In 2002 although I was still heavily involved with racing, I started spending less time at race tracks and more time in the woods with my camera. My wife Lynn and I spent as much time as possible hiking in the Four Corners area of the country as well as in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park and local wilderness areas.
We added flatwater kayaks to the mix in 2008 and split our time between the trails, rivers and lakes. Photographing wildflowers led to birds in flight, then landscapes, until we were photographing all of Nature.
To take better photographs you need to know as much as you possibly can about your subject. The more I understand and enjoy Nature the better my photographs become. And I am improved as well!
I moved to Cherokee County, NC in 1993.
I have taken photographs on and off for a long time, but never like I have since 2004 when we got a spot via lottery to do a hike in Utah, but Bob got sick, so I took the camera and took the pictures. Since then I am the excuse Bob uses to get new equipment because I get the hand-me-downs. Bob still does some hand-holding with all the settings, but I really like the results.
I have been learning so much about flowers and birds that it keeps me on my toes.
Hopefully you will enjoy our work.
There are ways to avoid people and spend time alone in the woods, rivers and lakes. We are constantly trying to discover more of them.
Nature and photography puts a smile on our faces, and we hope it will do the same for you.